ESPN to Air ESPY Awards Tonight

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The annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards return to ESPN tonight, July 16, at 8 p.m. CT. The show will bring the best sports stories of the year together in one evening, hosted by recording artist Drake.

Time still remains to vote for your favorite athletes and the best sports moment of the year. Visit the ESPN ESPY Awards webpage by 8 p.m. CT to cast your ballot.

ESPN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

History to Air ‘America: The Story of Us’

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In honor of Independence Day, the History channel will air “America: The Story of Us” on Friday, July 4. The epic 12-hour television event, which originally premiered in 2010, tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. Tune in to the marathon between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT.

“America: The Story of Us” presents a comprehensive telling of our country’s history, featuring CGI animation, dramatic recreations and insights from respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals.

History is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

TBS Honors ‘Seinfeld’ 25th Anniversary

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TBS will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of “Seinfeld” by airing 25 of the sitcom’s most popular episodes throughout one week. Starting Monday, June 30, the network will air four consecutive episodes each evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT. On Friday, July 4, two additional episodes will also play. The celebration will conclude on Saturday, July 5, marking 25 years to the date since the series was first telecasted on NBC.

Acclaimed “Seinfeld” episodes to be played include “The Pen,” “The Chinese Restaurant,” “The Soup Nazi” and “The Puffy Shirt.”

TBS is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Who Will Win the 2014 World Pup?

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While many TV viewers around the world are tuned into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Animal Planet is offering an alternative to the major sports event. The first ever World Pup competition features 16 breeds representing their respective countries. International canine fans will decide who will be crowned champion.

The single-elimination tournament kicked off Thursday, June 12, and will continue online until Thursday, July 10. Visit AnimalPlanet.com to vote for top dog.

Animal Planet is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

FX Turns 20

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FX, which originally launched in 1994, celebrated 20 years on cable TV this week. Throughout the last two decades, the network has carried a series of critically-acclaimed and popular programming, including dramas “Sons of Anarchy” and “American Horror Story,” and comedies “Louie” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

In celebration of FX’s anniversary, Yahoo TV compiled a list of the 15 best, and five worst, shows in the network’s history.

FX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

 

Suddenlink, Starz Team for ‘Power’ Sweepstakes

Power 2014In conjunction with the June premiere of the premium cable channel Starz series “Power,” Suddenlink is hosting a Power Sweepstakes. Ten winners will be selected to receive a set of SMS Audio Synch by 50 Wireless Headphones, valued at $229.95.

Visit Suddenlink on Facebook for sweepstakes details, including official rules and an online entry form, and to learn more about the new series.

Cable Programs Showered with Nominations

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and The Television Critics Association have announced nominees for their annual awards recognizing excellence in television. Several cable TV series and performers have received recognition, with FX leading in total nominations.

The fourth annual Broadcast Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be televised June 19 by The CW. Finalists include “Louie” on FX, “Veep” on HBO and “Broad City” on Comedy Central.  See the complete list of nominees.

The 30th annual Television Critics Association awards will premiere July 19 on The CW. AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” FX’s “The Americans,” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have received nominations, in addition to several other cable network programs. See the complete list of nominees.

FX,The CW, Comedy Central and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

New ‘BBQ Addiction’ Episodes Coming Soon

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Just in time for barbecue season, Bobby Flay returns to Food Network with new episodes of “Barbecue Addiction: Bobby’s Basics.” The season will premiere Sunday, June 22, at 10 a.m. CT.

Learn the secret to perfect barbecue as Flay simplifies outdoor cooking techniques and shares recipes for an easy guide to grilling.

Food Network is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

 

Monster Week Returns to Animal Planet

Discovery Monster Week 02Animal Planet’s Monster Week is back with an eight day marathon of monsters lurking below water and creeping above land. Scheduled programming explores killer sharks, man-eating zombie cats, river monsters and other mysterious creatures, both real and imagined.

Tonight’s lineup kicks off at 9 (CT) with “Eaten Alive: Killers on the Loose.” One man is attacked at an African chimp sanctuary by an escaped alpha male, and an Idaho Zoo fundraiser takes a bloody turn when a Siberian tiger breaks free.

Animal Planet is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.